maternal ancestry

Some 23andMe Stories About Moms

May 05, 2014
Alice found her biological mom after decades of searching, so did Cody and PJ. We’ve heard from many customers about how 23andMe helped them find their mothers, learn more about...
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Mother Europe

May 08, 2013
The story of H is really the story of people in modern Europe. H refers to a maternal lineage – also known as a maternal haplogroup – that originated long...
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23andMe’s Newest Feature Explores Your Ancestry

December 13, 2012
Mike and Eric Our team rolled out a new feature called Ancestry Composition last week that will tell you more about what you’re made of, or more precisely, the geographic...
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Genetics 101 Quiz Extended

September 10, 2012
Attention all students! We’re extending the Genetics 101 quiz through Sunday, September 16th to give everyone plenty of time to brush up on their genetics and earn a chance to...
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Back-to-School: Genetics 101

September 07, 2012
Our Hero Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk and biologist, worked out the pattern of inheritance of various traits. He showed that a “dominant” trait is one that always shows up...
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The Missing Pieces in an African American Family History

April 10, 2012
Ancestry Ambassador Shannon Christmas writes about finding the missing pieces in his family tree, a common theme in African American genealogy.
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Did You Know? DNA Can Offer Clues about Irish Ancestry.

March 16, 2012
Editor’s note: This post has been edited to reflect changes to the 23andMe ancestry product. Nearly 37 million Americans claim to have Irish heritage according to a national survey conducted...
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23andMe Traces Two Women’s Ancestry on Anderson Cooper’s New Show

September 15, 2011
More than two decades ago, on opposite sides of the country, two babies were cast away with slim chances of surviving. “Miraculous Mary,” as she was called then, was found...
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Ancestry at 23andMe: What Can You Learn?

September 16, 2010
Genetic testing is not a concept that most people encounter outside of popular TV shows and so when you hear about services such as 23andMe’s, you might be wondering what...
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23andMe’s New and Improved Maternal Haplogroups

April 01, 2010
It’s springtime for 23andMe’s Maternal Line tree! Each one of us can trace our ancestry back through our mother, our mother’s mother, her mother, and so on. And there is...
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